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Psalm 110:4-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Lord has sworn and will not waver:
    “You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek.”[a]
At your right hand is the Lord,
    who crushes kings on the day of his wrath,
Who judges nations, heaps up corpses,
    crushes heads across the wide earth,
[b]Who drinks from the brook by the wayside
    and thus holds high his head.

Footnotes:

  1. 110:4 Melchizedek: Melchizedek was the ancient king of Salem (Jerusalem) who blessed Abraham (Gn 14:18–20); like other kings of the time he performed priestly functions. Hb 7 sees in Melchizedek a type of Christ.
  2. 110:7 Who drinks from the brook by the wayside: the meaning is uncertain. Some see an allusion to a rite of royal consecration at the Gihon spring (cf. 1 Kgs 1:33, 38). Others find here an image of the divine warrior (or king) pursuing enemies so relentlessly that he does not stop long enough to eat and drink.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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